Global demands for food, energy and material goods are putting unprecedented pressure on our planet. Water is at the heart of this crisis. While traditional solutions — such as the building of dams, reservoirs and other types of infrastructure — attempt to meet these needs, they are proving too costly and unsustainable on their own.
The Nature Conservancy believes that integrating natural solutions, as well as implementing agriculture best management practices, can help us realize significant cost savings alongside the invaluable return of improved water quality and quantity. Working across sectors, we can fundamentally change how the world manages water and protect this vital resource for people and nature.
This new report analyzes the state of water in cities around the world and provides recommendations for natural solutions to improve water quality. Find out about your city’s water future.
To improve the health of freshwater resources, the Conservancy focuses on practical, science-based solutions to help meet water needs. Learn how we work.
The Conservancy is the largest freshwater conservation organization in the world. Get to know our leaders and their work to protect our water future. Meet our leaders.
The Nature Conservancy hosted its inaugural water summit November 18-21 in Chicago. Learn more.
Our interactive platform, Liquid Courage, will help you unearth your water source, learn more about water use and find ways to address global water challenges. Dive in.
When we talk about water, we talk about everything — from our own livelihood and survival to the health and stability of the natural world at large. See for yourself.